Roman Rabinovich

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The eloquent pianist Roman Rabinovich has been highly lauded by The New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, the San Francisco Classical Voice and others. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre in New York, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Millennium Stage of Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Rabinovich has participated in festivals including Marlboro, Lucerne, Davos, Prague Spring, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. An avid chamber musician, he is also a regular guest at ChamberFest Cleveland.

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Rabinovich has earned critical praise for his explorations of the piano music of Haydn. At the 2018 Bath Festival, he presented a 10-recital 42-sonata series, earning praise in The Sunday Times. Prior to that, in 2016 as artist in Residence at the Lammermuir Festival in Scotland, he performed 25 Haydn sonatas in 5 days, and over two seasons, in 2016 and 2017, he performed all Haydn’s sonatas in Tel Aviv. 2018-19 sees the start of Rabinovich’s recording project of the complete sonatas on First Hand Records, with the first volume released in October 2018.

The 2017-18 season saw Rabinovich’s critically acclaimed concerto debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington, as well as debuts with the NFM Leopoldinum and Szczecin Philharmonic in Europe, and the Sarasota Orchestra and Anu Tali, and The Sinfonia Boca Raton and James Judd in the US. He also returned to the Wigmore Hall twice, both for a solo recital and with violinist Liza Ferschtman, and made his recital debuts for Washington Performing Arts and the Janáček May International Music Festival. Chamber music partnerships in 2017-18 included Liza Ferschtman, Tessa Lark and the Ying Quartet. In the 2018-19 season, Rabinovich will be making concerto appearances with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. Recitals include a return to the Wigmore Hall, the Liszt Academy Festival, Houston Society for Performing Arts and the Philip Lorenz Piano Series in Fresno, and as a chamber musician he will appear with Liza Ferschtman in, among others, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus and the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.

Roman Rabinovich made his Israel Philharmonic debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 10. He was a top prizewinner at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in 2008, while in 2015, he was selected by Sir András Schiff as one of three pianists for the inaugural “Building Bridges” series, created to highlight young pianists of unusual promise.

Born in Tashkent, Rabinovich immigrated to Israel with his family in 1994, beginning his studies there with Irena Vishnevitsky and Arie Vardi; he went on to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin, and earned his Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Robert McDonald.

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Video

Brahms: Piano Concerto no.1 (excerpt)
Szczecin Philharmonic, Philippe Bach, October 2017
Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Wigmore Hall, October 2017

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Allegro molto from Haydn Sonata in E flat Hob XVI 45 Encore from Wigmore Hall, October 2017
Chopin: Ballade No. 4
Wigmore Hall, October 2017
Janáček: In the Mists
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, January 2017
Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op.101
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, January 2017

Repertoire

Concerto List
    • J.S. Bach:
    • Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
      Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056

    • Bartok:
    • Concerto No. 2, Sz..95, BB101

    • Beethoven:
    • Concerto No 1, in C major op 15
      Concerto No 2, in B flat major op 19
      Concerto No 3, in c minor op37
      Concerto No 4, in G major op58
      Concerto No 5, in E flat major op73
      Choral Fantasy, op80

    • Brahms:
    • Concerto No 1, in D minor op15

    • Chopin:
    • Concerto No 1, in E minor op11
      Concerto No 2 in F minor op21
      Fantasy on Polish airs, op13

    • Dvorak:
    • Piano Concerto in G minor, op33

    • Franck:
    • Symphonic Variations, M 46

    • Grieg:
    • Concerto in A minor op16

    • Haydn:
    • Concerto in D major

    • Liszt:
    • Concerto No 1, in E flat major
      Concerto No 2, in A major

    • Mendelssohn:
    • Double concerto for violin and piano in D minor
      Concerto No 1, in G minor op 25
      Concerto No 2, in D minor op 40
      Concerto in A minor, MWV O2

    • Mozart:
    • Concerto in B flat major K 238
      Concerto in E flat major K 271 “Jeunehomme”
      Concerto in A major K.414
      Concerto in F major K.459
      Concerto in D minor K.466
      Concerto in C major K 467
      Concerto in E flat minor K.482
      Concerto in A major K.488
      Concerto in C minor K.491
      Concerto in C major K 503
      Concerto in B flat major K.595

    • Prokofiev:
    • Concerto No 1, in D-flat major op10
      Concerto No 2, in G minor op16
      Concerto No 3, in C major op26
      Concerto No 5, G major op55

    • Rachmaninov:
    • Concerto No 2, in C minor op18
      Concerto No 3, in D minor op30
      Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

    • Saint-Saens:
    • Concerto No 2, in G minor op22
      Concerto No 5 in F major, op103

    • Schumann:
    • Concerto in A minor, op.54
      Introduction and Allego Appasionato op.92

    • Shchedrin:
    • Concerto No 2

    • Shostakovich:
    • Concerto No 1, in C minor for piano, trumpet and orchestra op35
      Concerto No.2 in F major, op102

    • Stravinsky:
    • Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
      Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

    • Tchaikovsky:
    • Concerto No 1, in B flat minor
      Concerto No 2, in G major op44

    • Yusupov:
    • Concerto “Intimo” 2007

Concert Dates

January - August 2019
Date & Time Venue Details
Thursday, 10th January
17:30
Chamber Music Sedona
Sedona, AZ

J.S. BACH: Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
LIGETI: Musica ricercata
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958

Sunday, 13th January
14:30
Chamber Music Sedona
Sedona, AZ

SCHUBERT: Selected Lieder
BERNSTEIN: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
SCHUBERT: Romanze
SCHUBERT: Shepherd on the Rock
CANTELOUBE: Chants D’Auvergne- Series 3
MCCABE, John: Folk Songs op.19 for soprano, clarinet, and piano
BERNSTEIN: “Dream with Me” from Peter Pan
BERNSTEIN: “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story
GERSHWIN: “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
KERN, Jerome: “Bill” from Show Boat

soprano: Sarah Shafer

clarinet: Alexander Fiterstein

Friday, 25th January
19:30
Wigmore Hall
London, UK

LIGETI: Musica ricercata
J.S. BACH: Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958

Sunday, 10th February
15:00
California State University
Fresno, CA

J.S. BACH: Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
RACHMANINOV: Six moments musicaux, op.16
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958

Saturday, 16th February
19:30
Des Moines Civic Center
Des Moines, IA

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26

Des Moines Symphony

conductor: Gerard Schwarz

Sunday, 17th February
14:30
Des Moines Civic Center
Des Moines, IA

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26

Des Moines Symphony

conductor: Gerard Schwarz

Thursday, 21st February
20:00
Edesche Concertzaal
Ede, Netherlands

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
BARTOK: Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
Interval
SHOSTAKOVICH / TZYGANOV: 24 Preludes, op.34, for violin and piano (selection)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Friday, 22nd February
20:00
Beethoven-Haus
Bonn, Germany

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
BARTOK: Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI: Subito
SHOSTAKOVICH / TZYGANOV: 24 Preludes, op.34, for violin and piano (selection)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Sunday, 24th February
11:00
Festspielhaus
Baden-Baden, Germany

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
SHOSTAKOVICH / TZYGANOV: 24 Preludes, op.34, for violin and piano (selection)
BARTOK: Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Sunday, 3rd March
16:00
Perkinson Recital Hall
Richmond, VA

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, op.60
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.25

violin: Diana Cohen

viola: Jason Amos

cello: James Wilson

Thursday, 7th March
19:30
Temple Israel
Minneapolis, MN

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, op.50

violin: Ruggero Allifranchini

cello: Julie Albers

Friday, 8th March
20:00
Wayzata Community Church
Wayzata, MN

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, op.50

violin: Ruggero Allifranchini

cello: Julie Albers

Saturday, 9th March
20:00
Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ
Saint Paul, MN

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, op.50

violin: Ruggero Allifranchini

cello: Julie Albers

Friday, 22nd March
22:00
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, WA

BOULEZ: Sur Incises

conductor: Ludovic Morlot

piano: Jacob Greenberg

piano: Conor Hanick

Sunday, 7th April
14:00
The Town Hall
New York, NY

BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Magic Flute, op.66
SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata, D.821
RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19

cello: István Várdai

Monday, 8th April
19:00
Evermay
Washington, DC

BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Magic Flute, op.66
SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata, D.821
RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19

cello: István Várdai

Monday, 15th April
14:00
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
New York, NY

BUSONI: Suite in G minor
MOSZKOWSKI: Suite in G minor, op.71
RUBINSTEIN: Piano Quintet in G minor, op.99

violin: Itamar Zorman

violin: Diana Cohen

viola: Cong Wu

cello: David Requiro

clarinet: Vadim Lando

Sunday, 12th May
14:00
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Alexandria, VA

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no.5, arr Vincenz Lachner for piano and strings

US Marine Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, 1st June
18:00
Casa da Música
Porto, Portugal

BERNSTEIN: Symphony no.2, ‘The Age of Anxiety’

Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música

conductor: Joseph Swensen

Thursday, 6th June
20:30
Israel Music Conservatory
Tel Aviv, Israel

STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Two Pianos
DEBUSSY: La Mer
RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances op.45, for 2 pianos

piano: Adam Golka

Saturday, 8th June
11:00
29 Hamaayan
Jerusalem, Israel

STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Two Pianos
DEBUSSY: La Mer
RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances op.45, for 2 pianos

piano: Adam Golka

Thursday, 13th June – Saturday, 29th June Cleveland, OH ChamberFest Cleveland
Monday, 8th July – Sunday, 14th July Boston, MA 23rd Morningside Music Bridge Programme
Friday, 9th August
18:30
Tippet Rise Art Center
Fishtail, MT

DVOŘÁK: Sonatina for violin and piano, op. 100
SAINT-SAËNS: Sonata for violin and piano, op. 75

violin: Paul Huang

Saturday, 10th August
18:30
Tippet Rise Art Center
Fishtail, MT

LIGETI: Musica ricercata
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958
BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34

The Escher Quartet

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Artwork

Roman Rabinovich regularly enhances his performances with his own visual art. He paints, draws and also uses an iPad to create artworks. Rabinovich often provides drawings and paintings for programme booklets and brochures, some of which are featured on this page. Rabinovich’s artwork has been exhibited in the USA and Israel, on CD covers and in booklets, and in the music press.

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